Handbook for coffee cultivators
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CTA. 1992. Handbook for coffee cultivators. Spore 40. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Coffee growing by H R Cambrony 1992 (originally in French under the title Le Cafeier) 119pp ISBN 0 333 54451 X Pbk in the CTA/Macmillan series The Tropical Agriculturist Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 4 Little Essex Street London WC2, UK Also avail
Coffee growing is the latest in the Tropical Agriculturist series published by CTA in cooperation with Macmillan. It covers the botany of the coffee plant, and how to grow and harvest the crop. This handbook, like others in the series, has been written for agricultural extension workers and farmers. It gives guidance to coffee growers who wish to improve their traditional working practices. Originally published in French under the title Le Cafeier, and written by H R Cambrony, this English edition has been edited by Professor H D Tindall, formerly of Silsoe College, UK, with advice from John Mburu Njoroge of the Coffee Research Foundation, Kenya. The book provides information collected from the most reliable scientific sources which it presents in a simple and well illustrated form. The guide reflects the author's preferences on practical matters; scientific, economic and statistical detail is limited to information essential to an understanding of the recommended methods. The botanical sections refer only to the two main species grown, Coffea arabica (arabica coffee) and C. canephora (robusta coffee), although there is also some discussion of the robusta hybrids. Operations not specific to coffee cultivation, such as land-clearance, creation of service paths, pegging and nursery layout, which have been described in previous volumes in this CTA-assisted series, are mentioned only briefly. Coffee cultivation has spread far from its original home in Ethiopia and currently faces challenges and choices regarding cultivation and management options to achieve maximum output and quality at lowest cost. Coffee growing will assist those involved in production to refine their techniques. A further volume in the series will cover the processing of coffee beans and the manufacture and marketing of finished coffee. Coffee growing by H R Cambrony 1992 (originally in French under the title Le Cafeier) 119pp ISBN 0 333 54451 X Pbk in the CTA/Macmillan series The Tropical Agriculturist Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 4 Little Essex Street London WC2, UK Also available at CTA for ACP nationals